The world champion under version WBA Super in the first heavy weight Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KO’s) refused to conduct the mandatory defence of his title against Frenchman Arsen Gulumian (24-0, 16 KO’s).
About it the press service of the promotion company “World of Boxing” said Vadim Kornilov, representing the 39-year-old boxer.
We negotiated with a team of Galamian, but this French side was not acceptable, because the proposed financial terms was much less than the level of fees that were previously awarded to Denis is not even in title matches. Considered the option of carrying out this fight in Russia, but put a time frame restricted this possibility
– said Kornilov.
Thus, soon the WBA should publish a statement that Lebedev is no longer the world champion under version. In the updated rankings of the organization of Russian was not included.
Most likely, Gulumian will be upgraded automatically to the status of full champion.
We will remind, Lebedev received the title of WBA Super after it refused to Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KO’s), but since that time never had a fight.